The most common hedging plant of the Laurels is Cherry Laurel and it's not the country's biggest selling hedge plant species without good reason! Cherry Laurel is a fast growing hedge (without being a bully), with large, glossy bright green leaves, is fully evergreen, very easy to grow and easy to maintain. Laurel is suitable for hedging from 1.5m up to 5m so we have it at all heights from 30cm up to over 2m. It's one of the few evergreen species that can handle being grown as a bare root plant so that's a very economic way to establish a new hedge. Flowers mid May-October producing white flowers. Available in packs of 25 or 50 bare roots and grows 30-60cm per year.
Bare Root hedging plants are a great, cost-effective way for you to achieve your hedging goals. They are grown in an open environment, exposed to natural conditions, which allows these plants to develop with no restrictions. When opting for this root type, you will receive well established plants with sturdy root systems as a result of their growing method. Given the way in which they are grown, bare rooted plants are available from November until May as this is the time of year when the plants are dormant and can be safely lifted from the field. This category mostly consists of native, deciduous hedging species which many of them flower and/or berry so they make great hedges for wildlife and provide seasonal interest.